Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours
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Take a private tour and snap magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang as the majestic Mount Agung sits in the background.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or accommodation in Bali.


  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while overlooking the river, mountain and rice field
Full description

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung.

Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains.

Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture.

Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. 

Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali.

After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. 

Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Icebox filled with soft drinks (if premium option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Long pants

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
    • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
    • Add-on a photographer to your tour and receive all of your photo files instantly in your device and also 10 edited photos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 414 reviews

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    We are just arrived to the hotel after one day trip with Mr.Long. We are speechless about all the amazing things that we visited, and not least about Mr.Long knowledge concering the ancient stories of Bali history. All the famous places are always beautiful, but it's the local guide who makes the difference, that is why we are spend two additional words to thanks the organization and Mr.Long.

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    August 6, 2022

    What an amazing experience, by far and away the best part of this tour was Joni my tour guide. He knew everything there was to know about the history of the sites we visited, the best way to navigate them, their place in Balinese culture, and not to mention the best pictures to take! The sites themselves were beautiful and we got to drive through some incredible Balinese landscapes. I will genuinely never forget this tour and more specifically the time I was able to connect and learn from Joni. Anyone would be LUCKY to have him. Thank you! Zach

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    July 27, 2022

    Een absolute aanrader deze tour! We zagen de prachtige Lempuyang tempel, Tirta Ganga, rijstvelden en de Tukad Cepung waterval. Nadien gingen maakten we nog een korte stop op een plek waar men mooie zilveren juwelen maakt en bij een markt met allerlei traditionele producten. Onze gids Rahdi was een topper, hij gaf ons heel wat achtergrondinformatie en zorgde ervoor dat we de hele dag geëntertaind bleven. De Lempuyang tempel heeft een vrij lange wachttijd voor je op de foto kan, maar in de tussentijd kan je traditionele kledij huren bij een lokaal winkeltje of wat souvenirs kopen en de foto’s nadien zijn het wachten absoluut waard!

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    July 21, 2022

    Product ID: 158951